After clinching the Carling Cup at Wembley, Liverpool are now heading towards a second visit. Stoke have troubled in the past. Will they do so again? TheHardTackle previews the game.
League leaders Manchester United travel to Molineux stadium to face under-pressure Wolverhampton Wanderers. Will Connor's men stop the downward slide or roll over against the in-form Red Devils? TheHardTackle previews the game.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert was recently crowned Championship Player of the Year. TheHardTackle's guest author Josh Billinge takes a look at the rise of the Saint.
Robin Van Persie's signature will be the most sought after next season. Will Arsenal be able to retain their charismatic captain? TheHardTackle takes a look at the contract situation of the Dutchman and what what Arsene must do to retain him.
“Championship Tenner” is a weekly column that tells you the top 10 things to look forward to in England’s 2nd division. In this edition, there is a double header of fixtures again, the Championship Player of The Year aims to fire the leaders, Ian Holloway faces his former club and Ipswich town look for revenge. —- 1. Two sets of fixtures again Things couldn’t be any tighter as the Championship season draws to a climax. The top three are seperated by only three points, whilst with only a six point gap between fourth and 11th, there are plenty of teams in the race for a play-off place. At the bottom it is just as tight. Portsmouth are rooted to the bottom following their points deduction, but above them the likes of Coventry City, Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest has seen more clubs pulled into the relegation dogfight, with seven points seperating five teams. The next week could see the league […]
The race for top four is getting intense. Potentially four clubs are involved. The Hard Tackle's Saikat Mandal in this segment analyses the situation and gives a over- view of all the nominees involved for the much coveted Champions League spot.
Martin Jol's Fulham are now playing some of the most fluid and attacking football in the Premier League. TheHardTackle takes a look at some bold moves made by Jol to make it possible and the key features of this fluid system.
Before Chelsea face Napoli in their Champions League encounter, TheHardTackle takes you back to a night in March, 2005.
In another exciting weekend of NPower Championship action, Southampton extended their lead at the top, Reading made it eight wins out of eight, whilst the teams at the bottom continued to scrap for their lives. Here, TheHardTackle selects a Team of The Week for the weekend's action:-
TheHardTackle's guest author Lewis Ward evaluates whether it is the club's experimental transfer policy that has got them to the brink of safety.